A 'freedom church' unearths its Underground Railroad history

Cornell researchers and students are collaborating with community members to shed light on the role St. James A.M.E. Zion Church played in the abolitionist movement of the 1800s.

Schwartz research award applications due Dec. 10

Open to women and underrepresented faculty in the life sciences at Cornell, two awards – up to $25,000 each – will be given for research projects likely to generate novel preliminary data or a significant new line of inquiry.

“Americans Who Tell the Truth” highlights stories of courage

An exhibit in the College of Human Ecology includes portraits of citizens who courageously addressed issues of social, environmental and economic fairness.

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Biennial survey results reveal student sexual assault, harassment experiences

Students who reported experiencing one or more forms of harassment dropped significantly to 44% this year from 50% in 2019, according to the 2021 Cornell Survey of Sexual Assault and Related Misconduct.

Art and exhibits illustrate hope for climate resilience

Art, sculpture, photos, and prints bring research on climate adaptation and resiliency to life at Cornell Botanic Gardens' Nevin Welcome Center. The exhibits illustrate the value and impact of a collaborative project with faculty and indigenous farmers, fishers, herders, hunters, and orchardists across the globe. 

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Overly positive feedback leads to poor assistive tech

Being overly positive about new tech is a type of response bias – a hazard of all studies involving people, where participants give less than accurate reactions, whether consciously or unconsciously.

Professor to speak on Black print culture and democracy

Derrick Spires will talk about “Defining Democracy: How Black Print Culture Shaped America, Then and Now” Dec. 1 in a Society for the Humanities webcast hosted by eCornell. 

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New edited volume explores plurality of gender experiences

A new book, “Trans Historical: Gender Plurality before the Modern,” co-edited by a Cornell professor, explores what gender might have been before modern medicine, the anatomical sciences and the modern division of gender difference into a binary form.

First-Generation Student from Harlem Leads College Prep Course for Underprivileged High School Students

Senior Lassan Bagayoko was recently awarded $5,000 through Cornell’s Janet McKinley '74 Family Grant to provide an online college prep program for high school students in underprivileged communities.

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